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Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe

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3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Ranked #42 of 71 Hotels in South Lake Tahoe
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in March 2015 and about a year earlier. The rooms are looking slightly better. They did an adequate but barebones job on refurbishing the (tiny) bathrooms e.g. they changed the tile on the floor (including the shower stall) but not the wall tiles in the shower stall. The new carpeting does NOT smell of smoke. The beds... More 

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Gilroy, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Felt more like swanky motel than Wyndham hotel. Place looks like it hasn't been updated since 84. I'll look elsewhere next time.

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very dirty. Spoiled sheets my wife wouldn't lay on them. Appeared to have animal feces on them. I have a service dog and was required to pay a cleaning fee which I believe is illegal. I have pictures of feces plus receipt charging me non-refundable cleaning fee.

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I booked 4 nights online months ago. The price was for $119 the first 2 nights and $239 the last 2 nights (119 + 119 + 239 + 239 = $716). With taxes and fees and surcharges, the total was $805. Upon check-in, the young man at the front desk told me my total was $915, although he gave me... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I found this to be just fine. It was way better than some of the rinkydink motels I'd stayed in on my journey. I would have no qualms about returning. I found the bed to be very comfortable, the tele worked well, the bathroom was standard and clean. What more would one want? --Oh, the wireless was a wee bit... More 

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Pioneer, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shabby and patched up on the cheap. This hotel hasn't been updated for decades so it cannot accomodate techies. Also there were old coffee droplet stains on the bathroom floor indicating that it is not cleaned well. More suited as a meth lab.

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